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  1. mystery solved. Inside the leather cd case was this lone cd. I hadn't opened it at first bc all the others were packaged and included outside the case - didnt know there was another inside.
  2. I recently purchased what was/is suppose to be the most current Nav CD for my 2006. The part I was told I need is 997.044.904.51 and what was ordered. Dealer part, came all sealed up with 4 discs - PCM 2.1 Multimedia Update CD Cayene, PCM 2.1 Multimedia Update CD 1 911 Boxter Cayman, PCM 2.1 Multimedia Update CD 2 911 Boxter Cayman and PCM 2.1 Multimedia Update CD Navigation. All CD's have the date stamp 08.2009 while the label on the box has 27 08 2015. Attached is the "new" nav cd and a picture of the older 2013 I had in the car. Why would the box read 2015 and the new cd's 2009? How do I tell what I actual have, a newer 2015 set or 2009?
  3. you probably saw this. while I did not replace anything, this is what happened to me.
  4. 1). So for awhile now, but very sporadically, I get this message " Check front left side light". Asked the dealer some time ago and they say they've seen it before but didnt know exactly what causes it. They say they have checked connections, changed bulbs, etc., but will have the same car continue to have the message from time to time. Any suggestions as to what the issue is or where I can start to look? 2). Awhile back I started to notice around dusk time, when my headlights are on, the dash lights (illuminated background for tach & speed ) and A/C lighting will be bright when car passes under tree canopy's, shadows then when back in a brighter area will go dim. Dimming sensor is picking up the change in ambient lighting during the dusky period causing the dimming to go back and forth. I dont remember it always being this sensitive and am wondering if I have inadvertently adjusted some setting or is this normal behavior or is a sensor going bonkers? Thoughts? Hows yours work? Tks much.
  5. like I said, not sure what made mine start to work again. still no issue with the date and time. BUT, personally, Id be, and am, more pi***d off about all this foam insulation still blowing out of the vents. INSANE!
  6. Sorry, thought I had posted my fix. Dealer 1st replaced gearshift - 997 426 011 02 and still had issue. Then replaced cable 99742603301. Problem solved. They were fair and gave me a credit for the difference - 1st was more expensive. Good luck
  7. Thanks Richard! Actually I never did hear back from the dealer..... Last question - as the latest cd update shows 2015, is there any way to tell if there might be another worth waiting for coming out sooner? Rgds
  8. so I went to the local dealer to inquire on the above - updating to the latest version available for by 2006. They gave me a part no. of 997.044.904.51. But they could not tell me if it would work with my system or if there had been any significant updates to the cd since the one I now have - see picture. Ive read that one must have the latest "B" version software for the 2.1 version. But if I am reading correctly, I now have SW Version 3..... Questions - can anyone please tell me the latest cd map version part no. for my model? am I okay to use the latest cd without anymore updates - am I "current" for the latest map update cd? Tks much. I checked with the service writer and am still waiting. They are stumped for some reason .
  9. Worth a shot seeing as that would be what my guy did I guess. I also noticed yesterday that my radio presets were gone. Possible result of what the tech did. Update after you go out of curiousity. Tks and good luck.
  10. So the date is still in the main display. Very strange as mentioned - the tech said every time he changed it to current date , it would revert back to incorrect date and I had already changed the format once or twice with no effect. Out of curiuosity, do you know if the battery was changed before you bought the car or have you changed it recently?
  11. so the local Porsche of new orleans dealer was nice to offer to look at the car for the date not showing issue. They hooked it up to the computer but could not get the date to stick. The tech was using the latest version. He checked a couple of things and all looked good but when he tried to set the date it would not stick. I was there and saw that the date was still blank. It would take for a sec, then blank out. He offered to unpack an older version diagnostic and said he would try on sat if I went back. I said okay. For the heck of it, on the way back home I decided to change (again) the date format just to see. The date was still not showing on the main display. get home, turn car off. Come in to look online for the latest map disc info - mine's 2013 and the tech mentioned that it may be the latest, so I check online and go back out to the car to get my software version as parts says "Special Note: The new navigation DVD(s) can only be used with software version "B" in PCM 2.1. If "A" software is present, your local dealer may need to update the PCM software (effects 2005-06 cars only)." Soooo, when I turn on the car, this is what I see: The date is back. Guess ill see if it sticks and report back.
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